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My Morning Jacket - Indie Retail

My Morning Jacket - Indie Retail

My Morning Jacket’s new album (and first in 5 years), The Waterfall II, arrives August 28th and Jim James has a great message about how you can find your copy right here at an Indie Record Store.

Pre-Order your copy now on Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Merlot Wave LPLimited Edition Deluxe Orange/Green Splash LPClear LP or CD 


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New Release Round-Up 07-31-20

Paul McCartney - Flaming Pie: Archive Collection

Paul McCartney - Flaming Pie: Archive CollectionPaul McCartney - Flaming Pie: Archive CollectionPaul McCartney - Flaming Pie: Archive Collection - Capitol
As the thirteenth release in the Paul McCartney Archive Collection, this numbered, limited seven-disc (5CD/2DVD) Deluxe Edition Box Set is comprised of the original album remastered at Abbey Road Studios, 32 bonus audio tracks including unheard home recordings and demos, alternative studio recordings, rough mixes and B-sides including selections from Oobu Joobu parts 1-6, Flaming Pie At The Mill CD (Paul’s hour-long tour of his studio), video content including the In The World Tonight documentary, original music videos, EPKs, interviews, performances and behind-the-scenes material, a 128-page book containing previously unpublished images by Linda McCartney, expanded album artwork from the archives and the story behind the album written by Chris Heath – including track-by-track information, recipes and new interviews with Paul, Ringo Starr, Jeff Lynne, Steve Miller and key album personnel, studio notes, handwritten lyrics, the 1997 Flaming Pie issue of Club Sandwich, the official newspaper of the Paul McCartney Fan club, downloadable 24bit 96kHz HD audio, and more.

Flaming Pie is also available on 180g black vinyl 2LP, 3LP, 2CD, Collector's Edition formats.


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Fontaines D.C. - A Hero's Death - Partisan Records
Barely a year after the release of their acclaimed debut album 'Dogrel' (which charted Top 10 in the UK, earned a Mercury Prize nomination, Fallon performance, and #1 Album of the Year positions for BBC 6Music and Rough Trade), Fontaines D.C. have returned with an intensely confident, patient, and complex sophomore album. 'A Hero's Death' arrives battered and bruised, albeit beautiful - a heady and philosophical take on the modern world, and its great uncertainty.
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Alanis Morissette - Such Pretty Forks In The Road - Epiphany Music
The highly anticipated ninth album from the singer/songwriter. Such Pretty Forks In The Road is Alanis Morissette's first original album since 2012's Havoc And Bright Lights. The first two singles have already made waves (her voice is in absolutely peak form): "Smiling" and "Reasons I Drink"; they join "Ablaze," "Diagnosis," "Reckoning" and more tracks her fans are dying to hear.

The Psychedelic Furs - Made Of Rain - Cooking Vinyl
The groundbreaking British band’s eighth studio album and first new album in nearly three decades. Founded by visionary singer/lyricist Richard Butler and his brother, bassist Tim Butler, The Psychedelic Furs are among the most significant and lasting bands of the post-punk era, their remarkable canon encompassing seven milestone studio albums and such classic singles as “We Love You,” “Sister Europe,” “Love My Way,” “The Ghost In You,” “Pretty In Pink,” “Heaven,” “Heartbreak Beat,” and “All That Money Wants,” to name but a few. Made Of Rain sees the band returning to the fray as relevant and original as ever before, fueled by their always innovative sonic approach and Richard Butler’s evocative, masterful songwriting. Produced by longtime associate Richard Fortus (formerly of Richard and Tim Butler’s acclaimed mid-1990s band, Love Spit Love, and a current member of Guns N’ Roses) and mixed by Tim Palmer (Pearl Jam, U2, Robert Plant), magnificent reiterations of The Psychedelic Furs’ distinct, desperate wall of sound, melding haunting melodies and driving rhythms with ambition, aggression, and subversive lyrical power.


ALSO OUT THIS WEEK

Aaron West & The Roaring Twenties - Live From Asbury Park [Indie Exclusive Limited Edition Mustard Yellow LP]
 NOFX - West Coast Vs. Wessex
Brandy - B7
Alain Johannes - Hum
Photay - Waking Hours
Charley Crockett - Welcome To Hard Times
Between The Buried And Me - The Silent Circus: 2020 Remix/Remaster [2 LP]
L-Seven - L-Seven
Septicflesh - Infernus Sinfonica MMXIX
Little Steven - Men Without Women
Jon Anderson - 1000 Hands
Steve Howe - Love Is
Wye Oak - No Horizon EP
Romare - Home
Dirty Projectors - Flight Tower EP
Ohmme - Fantasize Your Ghost
Alex Izenberg - Caravan Chateau
Alison Mosshart - Rise [Vinyl Single]
Caribou - Never Come Back (Four Tet Remix) b/w Never Come Back (Morgan Geist Remix) [Limited Edition 12in Single]
Caribou - Never Come Back (Floating Points Remix) b/w Sister (Floating Points Remix) [Limited Edition 12in Single]
Moon Tooth - Violent Grief: Acoustic Selections EP

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UPCOMING RELEASES

Glass Animals - Dreamland

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Amassing over 2 billion streams, British four-piece Glass Animals is led by singer/songwriter/producer Dave Bayley with bandmates and childhood friends Joe Seaward, Ed Irwin-Singer & Drew MacFarlane. A fan favorite, their album How To Be A Human Being was one of the most critically acclaimed records of 2016. Now, Glass Animals is back with new album Dreamland. Featuring hit singles “Tokyo Drifting” with Denzel Curry and “Your Love (Déjà Vu)”.


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The Stooges - Live At Goose Lake: August 8th, 1970

The Stooges - Live At Goose Lake: August 8th, 1970The Stooges - Live At Goose Lake: August 8th, 1970The Stooges - Live At Goose Lake: August 8th, 1970 - Third Man Records
Third Man Records is excited to announce The Stooges' Live At Goose Lake: August 8th, 1970. This previously-unheard, high-quality soundboard recording of the original Stooges lineup's final performance -- recorded just before the release of their earthshaking 1970 album Fun House -- will be available on vinyl, CD and digital on August 7, 2020, nearly 50 years to the day after the performance. 

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Laura Marling - Song For Our Daughter

Laura Marling - Song For Our DaughterLaura Marling - Song For Our DaughterLaura Marling - Song For Our Daughter - Chrysalis / Partisan
Laura Marling’s exquisite seventh album ‘Song For Our Daughter’ arrives almost without pre-amble or warning in the midst of uncharted global chaos, and yet instantly and tenderly offers a sense of purpose, clarity and calm. As a balm for the soul, this full-blooded new collection could be posited as Laura’s richest to date, but in truth it’s another incredibly fine record by a British artist who rarely strays from delivering incredibly fine records. Taking much of the production reins herself, alongside long-time collaborators Ethan Johns and Dom Monks, Laura has layered up lush string arrangements and a broad sense of scale to these songs without losing any of the intimacy or reverence we’ve come to anticipate and almost take for granted from her throughout the past decade.
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Luke Bryan - Born Here Live Here Die Here

Luke Bryan - Born Here Live Here Die HereLuke Bryan - Born Here Live Here Die HereLuke Bryan - Born Here Live Here Die Here - Capitol Nashville
Luke Bryan will be releasing his latest album on August 7th. `Born Here Live Here Die Here' includes the #1 hit "Knockin' Boots" and his current hit single "Whatever She Wants Tonight". Bryan is known for his catchy, chart-topping tracks like ""Country Girl Shake It For Me" which was included in Billboard Magazine's "100 Songs that Defined a Decade" list out last month.

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For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section.

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New Release Round-Up 07-24-20

New Releases

X - ALPHABETLAND - Fat Possum Records
ALPHABETLAND is the eighth studio album by American punk rock band X. Released digitally in April 2020, it is their first studio release in 27 years and the first with their original line-up in the past 35 years. The release has received positive reviews from critics. Alphabetland was recorded across several sessions in 2019 and 2020 with producer Rob Schnapf, who has previously worked with Elliott Smith, Beck, and Joyce Manor. Even though these songs date from a time when the band's only songwriters were vocalist Exene Cervenka and Doe, all tracks are credited to all four members of X and the recording sessions coincided with the individual musicians improving their relationships with one another.

The Naked And Famous - Recover - Somewhat Damaged LTD
The Naked And Famous' album reasserts the group as one of modern indie-pop's most exciting sonic trailblazers, taking them to emotionally inspired depths, while maintaining the fresh effervescence that has led to over 600 million collective streams to date. While they have sonically mastered the art of dreamy, hook-laden synth-pop, The Naked and Famous have stuck to their guns as far as intimate storytelling. Recover is largely an autobiographical record rooted in a powerful sentiment of survival, and of the very human process of self-preservation - of saving, choosing and celebrating oneself in a world constantly trying to put us down.

Neck Deep - All Distortions Are Intentional - Hopeless Records
With this album Neck Deep wants to continue carving out their own unique space within rock, punk, and alternative music. They have no delusions of "saving rock" or being the biggest rock band out there. They just want to remain Neck Deep and be an even bigger, better Neck Deep than before. They understand their roots are in pop punk, but want to expand on their sound in their own way, taking inspiration from artists like The Beatles and Nirvana who did things their own way and still were able to be massive.

PJ Harvey - Dry + Dry Demos

PJ Harvey - Dry + Dry DemosPJ Harvey - Dry + Dry DemosPJ Harvey - Dry + Dry Demos - Island
Dry is PJ Harvey’s stark, seminal 1992 debut album ... a fully-formed call-to-arms! Features "Dress" and "Sheela-Na-Gig". Back in print, the LP is pressed on 180-gram vinyl. Dry Demos LP pressed on 180-gram vinyl. Full color outer sleeve, with printed inner sleeves. Includes three previously unreleased photos.

Also Available: Peaky Blinders (Original Music From The TV Series) which features PJ Harvey's haunting rendition of Red Right Hand.


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For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section.

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Attention Green Light Customers!

Green Light Music is now be open to the public. Here are the details:

  • Business hours will remain 11am-5pm, Monday through Saturday (closed Sundays).

  • For your health and safety, and the safety of others in the store, we will limit our capacity to 10 customers at a time.

  • Masks are required to enter the store and should remain in place during the duration of your visit.

  • Hand sanitizer is available at the front counter; we ask that you please use it on the way in and on the way out.

  • In accordance with social distancing recommendations, we ask that you maintain a distance of at least 6 feet from all other customers and staff while you are in the store..

  • Please don't enter the store if you have a fever, cough, or other COVID-19 symptoms.

We appreciate the extra effort from you, our loyal customers, as we all navigate this crisis together. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time, and thank you for your business!

--Green Light Management

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NEW! CURBSIDE SERVICE STARTING MAY 4TH

In accordance with Governor Whitmer's new guidelines, Green Light will be opening for curbside service starting May 4th!

If we already have what you're looking for in the store, or you've already placed an order and paid on our Discogs page, just give us a call and we'll prepare your order so it's ready when you arrive. We ask that all orders not already pre-paid be paid for before you arrive, whether over the phone or via PayPal, to minimize social contact and help to keep everyone safe. For items we don't currently have in the store, we'll also be taking special orders (pre-paid only).

Of course, we’re also happy to ship your order! Please give us a call at 269-372-8560 for more details. 

The curbside pickup option will be available between 11am-5pm Monday through Saturday (closed Sunday).

Thank you for supporting local businesses during this time!


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A NOTE ABOUT RECORD STORE DAY 2020

A NOTE ABOUT RECORD STORE DAY 2020

Due to the current circumstances RSD 2020 has once again had to adapt and here is the latest information from Record Store Day:

Since 2008, Record Store Day has grown into the world’s largest single-day music event, shining a light on the culture of the indie record store across the globe. In 2020, that world is different, so Record Store Day will be too. RSD is now scheduled to be celebrated with special, properly distanced release dates on Saturdays in August, September and October.


Record Store Day will look very different this year, but supporting indie record stores may be more important than ever. We don't know what sort of rules will be in place, or what sort of gatherings people will be in the mood for this year, so we're focusing on the music and getting the really great titles on the RSD Official List this year into the stores and into your hands, in the most financially and socially responsible way.

The titles on the RSD 2020 Official List, launched on March 5th, will be released at participating record stores on one of these three RSD Drops: August 29th, September 26th, and October 24th.   The new version of The List, with newly assigned RSD Drops dates will launch on June 1 so check back here for a look at when you'll be able to pick up the titles on your RSD 2020 wishlist at your local record store. 

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New Release Round-Up 04-24-20

Brendan Benson - Dear Life

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Third Man Records is proud to release the first new LP in almost seven years from Brendan Benson. Benson’s seventh solo album and first full-length release via Third Man, Dear Life is heralded by the rhapsodic first single, “Good To Be Alive.” “’Good To Be Alive’ is kind of weird, to be honest,” Benson says, “But that’s what I’m most excited about. It says a lot about this record, it’s almost got a split personality or something. It’s totally bizarre – I still sit back and listen to it, thinking, that’s so cool! It’s like somebody else played it, it’s not the same old me.” Benson finds himself in an enviable spot as he enters the third decade of a remarkably creative, consistently idiosyncratic career – an accomplished frontman, musician, songwriter, producer, band member, husband, and dad. DEAR LIFE marks this consummate polymath’s most inventive and upbeat work thus far, an 11-track song cycle about life, love, family, fatherhood, and the pure joy of making music. Produced and almost entirely performed by Benson at his own Readymade Studio in Nashville, the album sees the Michigan-born, Nashville-based artist – and co-founder, with Jack White, of The Raconteurs – reveling in a more modernist approach than ever before, fueled by a heady brew of cannabis, hip-hop, and a newly discovered interest in software drum programming. The result is an untapped playfulness that elevates expertly crafted songs like the future funk-fueled opener, “I Can If You Want Me To,” and the ecstatic “Richest Man Alive” with voluble arrangements, elastic grooves, and incandescent power. Imbued with revitalized ambition and confidence, DEAR LIFE is Brendan Benson at his very best. “There's something about this record,” Benson says. “A friend of mine called it ‘life-affirming.’ I thought it was a joke at first but then realized, well, it’s about life and death for sure. I don’t know if that’s positive or optimistic or whatever, but that's what's going on with me.”

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Lucinda Williams - Good Souls Better Angels

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Three-time Grammy Award winner Lucinda Williams unabashedly takes on some of the human, social and political issues of our day with her boldest and most direct album to date, Good Souls Better Angels. During the course of her celebrated four-decade, pioneering career Williams has never rested on her laurels as she continues to push herself as a songwriter. On Good Souls Better Angels, she has much she needs to get out. On Good Souls Better Angels, Williams changes course and chooses to forgo the personal and narrative-based songcraft that has become synonymous with her name and instead speaks to some of the injustices permeating our society. Williams recorded Good Souls Better Angels backed by her remarkable, long time band, featuring Butch Norton (drums), Stuart Mathis (guitar) and David Sutton (bass). The rock-solid unit propels the music with both fire and finesse. Good Souls Better Angels marks the first time Williams' husband/manager Tom Overby is credited as a co-writer on many of the new songs. The album was co-produced by Williams, Overby and Ray Kennedy, who last worked with Williams on her 1998 landmark album Car Wheels On A Gravel Road.

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Danzig - Sings Elvis - Cleopatra
Glen Danzig paying tribute to his idol and inspiration, Elvis Presley. Features 14 unforgettable interpretations of well-known Elvis classics and unheralded deep cuts that will thrill fans of both of these kings of rock music. Highlights include Danzig's sinister take on "Fever" and a truly haunting version of "Always On My Mind!" Danzig is no stranger to working with American music royalty having written songs for both Johnny Cash and Roy Orbison!

The Used - Heartwork - Big Noise
Eighth studio album from hard rock band from Orem, Utah. First release since critically acclaimed The Canyon (2017). Heartwork features lead tracks “Blow Me” and “Paradise Lost, a poem by John Milton.” Album reunites the band with longtime producer John Feldmann (Good Charlotte, Blink-182, Story of the Year) who’s collaborated on six albums from The Used. Double LP is translucent red with splatter.

Ezra Furman - Sex Education (Original Soundtrack) - Bella Union
Bella Union presents Ezra Furman's soundtrack to the Netflix original series Sex Education. The hit show, starring Asa Butterfield and Gilian Anderson, follows the story of a teenage boy with a sex therapist mother, who teams up with a high school classmate to set up an underground sex therapy clinic at school. Gathering the music from season 1 and season 2, it features soundtrack exclusives alongside new recordings of some of Furman's best loved songs.


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CURRENT SINGLES/EPs

Trivium - What The Dead Men Say
Various Artists - Ella 100: Live at the Apollo!
Whitney Rose - We Still Go To Rodeos
Katatonia - City Burials
Tom Misch & Yussef Dayes - What Kinda Music
Jerry Garcia - Garcialive 13: September 16th 1989 Poplar Creek
Airbourne - No Guts. No Glory [LP]
Awolnation - Angel Miners & The Lightning Riders
Allan Rayman - Christian
Other Lives - For Their Love
Cassowary - Cassowary
Lightning Bug - October Song
Lido Pimienta - Miss Colombia
Bc Camplight - Shortly After Takeoff
Hazel English - Wake Up!



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Bombs Of Hades - Phantom Bell EP
Nahko and Medicine for the People - Honor The Earth
The Naked And Famous - Blinding Lights







UPCOMING RELEASES

American Aquarium - Lamentations

American Aquarium - LamentationsAmerican Aquarium - LamentationsAmerican Aquarium - Lamentations - New West Records
Lamentations is a 10-song rumination on the current state of the world around me. I was raised in the faith and the book of Lamentations was always one that caught my attention. A broken man crying out to the heavens, asking why God sat back and let his country fall apart. Questioning the sheer existence of a higher power in the lowest of times. How could an all loving God sit back and let an entire nation’s cry for help go unanswered? I saw many parallels in that story and the current climate of this country in 2020. There are a large group of people who were promised something in 2016. They are still waiting for those promises to be fulfilled. This is a record about the things that break people. Religion, politics, addiction, love, money, family, history. I believe it is an empathetic look at the other side. A group of stories about losing everything and still finding the will to stand back up and fight for the things that matter the most. - BJ Barham, American Aquarium


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Hot Country Knights - The K Is Silent

Hot Country Knights - The K Is SilentHot Country Knights - The K Is SilentHot Country Knights - The K Is Silent - Capitol Nashville
With a sound that recalls Country music's acid washed golden era, the '90s influenced band Hot Country Knights has finally revealed more details about their debut album The K Is Silent, from Capitol Nashville, available May 1st. Produced by Dierks Bentley, the multi-Platinum entertainer also serves as a co-writer on over half of the 10 brawny tracks, serving up one of the most musically satisfying debut albums since 1999. Standout track "You Make It Hard" best represents their High-T philosophy.


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For more information on these and other releases out this week, check out our New Releases charts by week section.

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